Happy Valentine's Day!!
Valentine's Day represents our love for one another. We have our very own Valentine and we love that person very much.
The one I believe we forget the most on Valentine's Day is God. If it weren't for God and His love none of us would be here. I John 4:19; "We love Him, because He first loved us."
I John 3:11; "For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another."
I John 4:8; "...God is love."
We are commanded to love one another. It isn't always easy to love someone but have you ever thought about God. How does He love us in the first place? We are supposed to obey Him, how many of us can say we have obeyed Him each and everything He has told us to do something? I sure wish that I could say I have but I haven't even though I want to obey Him at all times, I haven't done this. How many times have we helped someone that has needed help? Again, I wish that I could say I have helped everyone that I have known that needed help but I haven't. How many times have we been willing to go to someone that has appeared to be lonely? Well again, I haven't done this either but I wish that I could say that I have. The list could go on and on. You can see that I just haven't been the best person at all times. I am ashamed that I have not been the person God wants me to be. It is always easy to help the ones we know. I just wonder how God can continue to love and bless us as He does when we don't do the things we should be doing?
We will never and I repeat never be able to comprehend the type of love God has for us. No matter what we do or how we act God loves us. He may not like what we say or do but He still loves us. If He didn't, when we disobey Him, He would just throw up His arms and probably say "that's it." But that isn't what He does. We have read in the Bible about the times He has gotten angry but He didn't abandon the people, He continued to give them chance after chance to repent and turn back to Him. This is what He does for us today.
If we continue to sin against Him and never repent we will never have our heavenly home with Him. It isn't His fault though, it is ours and ours alone. When we do sin God has given us away to be forgiven. It doesn't take much except that it must come from the heart and that is to ask Him to forgive us and I always ask Him to guide me in whatever I do. I know if He guides me my footsteps will take me where they should go. I will also ask the Lord to protect my mind so evil thoughts will not enter my mind and take over my thoughts. God has never and never will leave us without guidance, the Holy Spirit is with us to help us and to give us all truth and to teach us. All we need to do is ask Him and He will help us. He is always waiting there for us to call on Him.
Remember always where love comes from. As we celebrate this Valentine's Day, let us keep in mind the perfect Love our Father has for us, steadfast and everlasting. Happy Valentine's Day, Heavenly Father, I give You my love and praises!!
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